CITES Identification Guide – Turtles and Tortoises CITES-08 – Publications – Environment Canada

CITES Identification Guide – Turtles and Tortoises CITES-08 – Publications – Environment Canada

theexoticvet:

Really fantastic identification guide for chelonians. This was made for federal employees working to identify whether or not imported animals can get the green light for entry into the country; it would also be helpful for veterinarians, hobbyists and anyone just generally interested in turtles and tortoises.

The other guides are also very helpful and well put together.

Zoya is climbing out of her enclosure to give her humom a snuggle and apologize to you all for the late responses to asks. Humom is so silly and wants to respond in detail, but its not happing on time cause she has had a really rough week. As usual, it takes a wise and agile shell to set her straight. 

She’s drawn up some enclosure schematics and promises to get posting them as soon as she gets a good night sleep (hopefully in her bed and not on the couch, cause she snores, and this spidey shell needs her beauty rest! Best guess on timing is tomorrow or Wednesday… she’s like a tortoise stereotype „, so slow. gaw. ) 

Oh, and she says thanks to all who send aks and submissions. They make Tort-time extra awesome. 

Radiated tortoise in Madagascar with destroyed habitat. As the radiated tortoises are herbivores, grazing constitutes 80-90% of their diets, while they also eat fruits and succulent plants. They are known to graze regularly in the same area and are now endangered because of habitat destruction

Photograph: Gemma Catlin/Rex features

Radiated tortoise in Madagascar with destroyed habitat. As the radiated tortoises are herbivores, grazing constitutes 80-90% of their diets, while they also eat fruits and succulent plants. They are known to graze regularly in the same area and are now endangered because of habitat destruction

Photograph: Gemma Catlin/Rex features